Mytholmroyd railway station
|Platform 1 at Mytholmroyd|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Original company||Manchester and Leeds Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|5 October 1840||Line opened|
|May 1847||Station opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mytholmroyd from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Mytholmroyd railway station serves the towns of Mytholmroyd, Ludendenfoot, Midgley and Cragg Vale and other smaller settlements in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Caldervale Line operated by Northern Rail and is situated 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Halifax and 25 miles (40 km) west of Leeds.
The Manchester and Leeds Railway (M&LR) was opened in stages, and the section between Normanton and Hebden Bridge was opened on 5 October 1840; the line was completed in 1841, but there was originally no station between Luddendenfoot and Hebden Bridge.
The station at Mytholmroyd was opened by the M&LR in May 1847; within a few weeks of this, the company became the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. The old station building (as seen above) included a Ticket Office and was the main entrance to both platforms. The station building was closed and tickets had to be purchased on the train but later sheltered ticket machines were installed on platform 2. The entrance to the station is by way of two long paths from each side of the Mytholmroyd Viaduct; it is one of the only ramped stations in the area.
There is an active station user group - Mytholmroyd Station Partnership, which has enhanced the station area with gardens, flower tubs and school art - including the Northern Mosaic by students from Calder High School. Northern Rail, West Yorkshire Metro and National Rail plan to include a large car park at the top of platform 2 at the end of the access road which engineers use to get machinery on to the tracks in the area, though when it is not in use it is used for car park which can hold around 20 cars, in 2012 there was a tarmacked collection point and a tarmacked turning circle for the parking cars at the top of the access road. There are ticket purchasing machines, payable by card. The station is also available for Northern Rail's click and collect system, where the user purchases their ticket online, which is then collected on Platform 2.
The weekday service from the station was revamped following the December 2008 timetable alterations. There are still two trains per hour to Manchester Victoria and to Leeds, but one of the former now calls at all intermediate stations between Rochdale & Manchester and services in the Leeds direction run alternately via Bradford Interchange and via Brighouse and Dewsbury. The Leeds to Blackpool North train, also from Northern Rail, is now planned to stop at Mytholmroyd in the early morning.
In the evenings and on Sundays there is an hourly service to Leeds via Bradford and to Manchester.
- Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 48–50. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 166. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Marshall 1969, p. 65
- "Renovated murals back at railway station - Hebden Bridge Today". www.hebdenbridgetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
- Train times and station information for Mytholmroyd railway station from National Rail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Hebden Bridge||Northern Rail
|Calderdale Lines (Past, present and future)|